Fibromyalgia is a form of generalized muscular pain and
fatigue that affects approximately 3.7 million
Americans. The name, Fibromyalgia, means pain in the
muscles and the fibrous connective tissues (the
ligaments and tendons). Fibromyalgia lacks laboratory
abnormalities; instead, the diagnosis depends mostly on
a person’s report or complaints and feelings. Pain is
the most prominent symptom of Fibromaylgia. It
generally occurs throughout the body although it may
start in one region, such as the neck and shoulders, and
spread to other areas over a period of time.
with Fibromyalgia experience moderate or severe fatigue
with a lack of energy, decreased exercise endurance, or
the kind of exhaustion that results from the flu or lack
of sleep. Sometimes the fatigue is more of a problem
that the pain. Headaches, especially muscular (tension
headaches) and migraine headaches, are common in
Fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain, bloating, alternating
constipation, bladder spasms, and irritability may cause
urinary urgency or frequency. Your skin and blood
circulation can be sensitive to temperature changes,
resulting in temporary changes in skin color.
In my pursuit of becoming a Board
Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, I take a different
approach to the treatment and prevention of Fibromyalgia.
After a thorough neurological examination I determine
which part of the nervous system is not functioning
properly. In many Fibromyalgia patients I may find a
high mesencephalic output.
three parts to the brain stem: top, middle, and lower.
The mesencephalon is the top part of the brain stem. A
high output of the mesencephalon will cause an increased
pulse and heart rate, inability to sleep or waking up
from fitful sleep, urinary tract infection, increase
warmth or sweating, and sensitivity to light.
a high mesenphalic output, the Fibromyalgia patient may
have a decreased output of the cerebellum. The
cerebellum is in the back part of the brain, and it
controls all of the involuntary spinal musculature.
what the condition, it is imperative that the
chiropractic neurologist performs a thorough and
comprehensive exam to determine the exact nature of the
chronic type patients whose symptoms last longer than 6
months, Fibromyalgia patients must be monitored closely
before and after treatments (blood pressure, pulse,
Sp02). If the patient is not monitored, it is possible
to over-stimulate or exceed metabolic capacity. Since
the upper part of the brain stem (mesencephalon) is
firing at an abnormally high rate, I will want to
utilize modalities that will lower the mesenphalic
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